EA Announces 3 New STAR WARS Video Games
EA has revealed that they are joining forces with Lucasfilm Games for 3 new games set in the Star Wars universe. Respawn Entertainment will be leading the development and production of the new games with Vince Zampella, Group GM and Founder of Respawn, overseeing this next phase of EA’s relationship with Lucasfilm.
It was also said that one of the games they are making is a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order. The second game they are working on is a Star Wars first-person shooter, and the third is a Star Wars strategy game.
Game director Stig Asmussen and his team at the studio are already working on the next game in the action adventure Star Wars Jedi series, and are joined by two new teams working to deliver additional unique Star Wars gameplay experiences across multiple genres. Leading the development of Respawn’s all-new Star Wars first-person shooter game is Peter Hirschmann, Game Director at Respawn, who has a long and accomplished history with the Star Wars franchise. The third title is a Star Wars strategy game developed through a production collaboration with the newly formed studio Bit Reactor, helmed by games industry veteran Greg Foerstch. Respawn will produce the new Star Wars strategy game while Bit Reactor leads on the development of the title.
Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games said in a statement, “We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn. They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic Star Wars stories along with best-in-class gameplay across different genres and we are looking forward to bringing more amazing experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”
Sean Shoptaw, SVP, Walt Disney Games said, “Building on the previous successes of our EA relationship, this new collaboration highlights the trust and mutual respect shared between the world-class teams at EA, Respawn, and Lucasfilm Games. Fostered by the expertise and passion within each team, we will create thrilling original games for diverse audiences across the Star Wars galaxy.”
Peter Hirschmann, game director at Respawn added, “Working with Lucasfilm Games on a new FPS in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true for me, as this is a story I have always wanted to tell.”
Zampella went on to say, “We are huge fans of Star Wars here at Respawn and we’re thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years. If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should come to join us on our journey.”